December 4, 2013 · 11:08 am
I did it! I completed the 10 day juice cleanse on Friday. How I made it through Thanksgiving still baffles me, but I did it! The last five days of the juice fast were much easier than the beginning. I will say that there were two days that I did not drink enough juice and I noticed that my energy level was down. That being said, make sure you are drinking 5 to 6 juices a day to keep your energy at an all time high. You can read about the beginning of my fast here: 10 Day Juice Fast
Tips for transitioning off of a juice fast/cleanse:
-Continue to drink LOTS of water
-Slowly transition back into eating foods
-Start by drinking 2 or 3 juices a day with one meal being fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.
-Try to keep other foods to soups, smoothies, and salads to ease your digestive system back into motion.
-Don’t overeat. Eat smaller amounts of food throughout the day.
-Avoid dairy, meat, sugary foods, and whole grains the first week.
-The more plant-based foods you can eat, the better!
-Keep drinking juice on a daily basis for optimal health!
I loved doing the 10 day juice cleanse! I now have more energy than I did before starting the fast. I have much better sleep patterns, waking up feeling rejuvenated and ready to go. I feel better overall and have noticed improvements in all facets of myself. I would definitely recommend a juice cleanse to anyone wanting to reboot their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It can enhance your life in more ways than you would imagine.
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June 30, 2013 · 11:05 am
Craving a refreshing juice for the summer time? Watermelon juice is the way to go! You do not even need a juicer for this one!! All you have to do is throw the watermelon into your blender and voila you have yourself a delicious drink! I juiced half a watermelon which gave me a large pitcher of juice! This juice is super sweet so I like to dilute mine with water. You can also mix it with other fresh juices such as orange, pineapple, or a little lime! Try adding watermelon juice to your green smoothies for an extra boost of flavor and sweetness!
What can watermelon do for you? For starters, watermelon is high in lycopene, which is beneficial for heart and bone health and has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains large amounts of the amino acid citrulline, which is converted in our bodies to arginine. Citrulline has been linked to cardiovascular benefits as well as minimizing adipogenesis (the creation of fat cells). Go get your juice on!
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